Monday, 16 November 2015

Court convicts 28-year-old man for robbery in Lagos

A Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Monday convicted A 28-year-old man, Ahmed Braimoh, for burglary and stealing property worth N555,000.
The Magistrate A. A. Famobiwo, however, adjourned the case till Nov. 23, for facts and sentence.

Braimoh of no fixed address was arraigned on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, had told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence at No. 38C Western Avenue Surulere, Lagos, at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 14.
He said that the complainant, Wisdom Obi, owner of the spare part shop that was burgled, brought the accused to the station around 5 a.m. on Nov 14.
“Obi got a call that his shop had been burgled and on getting to his shop, he met a mob holding a young man, and when he searched the man, he saw some of his spare parts in his bag.
“The complainant prevailed on the mob not to take the law into their hands and brought the accused to the station instead.
“The items recovered from the man, include Power engine pump valued at N50,000, Compressor valued at N200,000, 12 alternators valued at N240,000 and car kick starter valued at N70,000.
Okuoimose noted that the offence contravened Sections 307 and 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
Braimoh, however, pleaded guilty to the charge.

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